Unlock bootloader for Nexus 6 phone easily

There are many reasons why people like devices Nexus, but the biggest is still customization and modding. If you want to dive into these features, to update faster, or flash another version of Android, the first thing you need to do is unlock bootloader. Here is the easiest way to unlock bootloader Nexus 6.

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Precautions

Unlock bootloader give Nexus 6 will erase all data from your Android device, so make sure you have a full backup before proceeding. Also note that an unlocked bootloader will make your phone less secure if you ever lose it because you can bypass any security you may have set up. This may not be a problem for you, it’s just a warning.

To unlock bootloader Nexus 6, you will need to use the Platform. This is part of Android SDK. You can get the full Android SDK if you like, or you need this guide: Platform ADB Tools. You will also need to install the correct Nexus drivers for Windows. Use the ADB Driver Installer tool below to do this.

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Install Nexus 6 Drivers for Windows

You will need to install the Windows Nexus 6 drivers before continuing. You go to settings and go to About phone. Tap the build number seven times until it says you’re a developer. Now, go to Settings -> Developer Options and make sure USB Debugging be activated. Connect your Nexus 6 to your computer via the USB port.

Next, extract to the ADB driver folder on your computer, and run the driver installation file inside. The Nexus 6 will show up as one of the devices in the device list.

Otherwise, you may need to adjust your USB charger (which will be in the notification on your Nexus 6 when you pull it down) to PTP. You proceed Refresh in Driver ADB Installer Window and Nexus 6 is now required. Press Install and the latest driver will be installed

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How to Unlock Bootloader Nexus 6

  1. Navigate to the folder called ADB Platform Tools (or Android SDK) on your computer. Right click and extract the folder.
  2. Press Shift key on the computer keyboard and right click on some empty space inside the folder ADB Platform Tools and and select “Open command window here“.
  3. Slow down successively to USB Debugging on your Nexus 6 to enable and then turn it off.
  4. Connect the USB cable to your computer and Nexus 6.
  5. Press and hold the Power key and Volume Down to enter fastboot mode on Nexus 6.
  6. Return to the command prompt window, enter the following command:

    fastboot OEM unlock

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  7. On your Nexus 6, you will see a screen asking if you want to unlock the bootloader. Use the volume buttons to move and the Power button to select.
  8. Once the phone is done you need to type the following command:
    fastboot reboot
  9. Press Enter. Nexus 6 will reboot with an unlocked bootloader. Once it has restarted, you can restore your backed up apps and data.

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